The majority of Berwick Academy students have achieved the A Level grades they needed to progress into jobs or higher education.
Head teacher Alexis Widdowson said she was pleased that most were now in a position to pursue their career of choice.
“We are delighted with another excellent set of A level results from one of our strongest cohorts yet,” she said. “I would particularly like to congratulate English, Business, Resistent Materials, Performing Arts and Music for the excellent performance of their students.”
A number of students were singled out for special mention.
“Daniel Bruce got 3 A* in Maths, English Language and Chemistry and a B in Biology,” revealed Mrs Widdowson.
“David Robson, our former head boy, achieved straight A grades in English Language, English Literature and History as well as a double Distinction* in the Performing Arts Diploma.
“Melissa Steven achieved an A* in English Language, an A in English Literature and a B in History. Like David, she is also a thespian and scored a double Distinction * in the Performing Arts Diploma.
“Oriana Frame, our former Headgirl, achieved an A* in English Literature, an A in English Language and a B in History.”
Most pupils were at school early last Thursday morning to pick up their results.
Lauren Bruce was chuffed to have secured an A in Chemistry and B grades in Philosophy and Ethics and Psychology. She will now head to Newcastle University to do either pyschology or chemistry.
However, her success was tinged with sadness at the death of her gran, Isabella Collin, last month.
“I’m really happy,” she said. “I just wish my gran was here to see it.”
Heidi Wilson is going to York St John University to study business management after getting C, C D in ICT, English Language and Business Studies.
“I got what I needed so I’m pleased,” said Heidi.
Charlotte Hattle is going to Sunderland University to study primary education. She was ‘really pleased’ to have managed two distinctions and two merits.
And Alice Gilroy is contemplating a career with the armed forces after achieving C grades in Graphics and Art.
However, Gregah Roughead has decided not to go to university and will carry on with his role as a member of Berwick Town Council.
“I got a B in philosophy and Ethics and C in English Literature and History,” he said. “It shows that being actively involved in an election campaign since January has not affected my overall grades.”
Mrs Widdowson revealed that, in line with government recommendations, a greater proportion of students are choosing to pursue more challenging academic courses and doing well in them.
Notwithstanding the demands of their A Level choices, many were also rounding out their studies with subsidiary courses in Critical Thinking and General Studies.
“Preliminary figures indicate that Average Point Score per Pupil continues to rise and Points per Student remains well above the national average, said Mrs Widdowson.
“I am delighted for all the students who have worked so hard to achieve these amazing results and wish them all the best in their future studies.
“Credit should also be given to the staff who have supported them and the efforts of my predecessor who helped to make this happen.”